Importance of Fats




01 July 2019

Fats are a type of nutrient you get from your diet intake. They are of paramount importance for you. While some fats are healthy for you and help keep your body warm and in brain development, some fats are however unhealthy and intake of too much of them results in obesity. We Burn Gym the best gym in Chandigarh give you a complete breakdown of how fats work.


     Saturated vs. Unsaturated Fats


The saturated fat or unhealthy fat raises your bad cholesterol levels or LDL. Saturated fat is present in a lot of animal products like butter, cheese, cream, fatty milk and meats and some vegetable oils like coconut oil, palm, palm kernel oil. They are mostly solid at room temperature. A person should incorporate less than 6% of their daily calorie intake. Increase in LDL levels may result in heart strokes and other major health diseases.


Unsaturated fats are healthy fats and are liquid at room temperature. These fats keeps LDL levels low and lower the risk of heart strokes and other heart diseases.


These fats   are of two types:


Mono-unsaturated fats or Poly-unsaturated fats.


a.   Mono- unsaturated fatsare found in plant foods such as nuts, avocados and vegetable oils. They help in development and maintenance of body cells. They are beneficial for your health.


b.   Polyunsaturated fat is found in plant and animal foods, such as salmon, vegetable oils, and some nuts and seeds. It includes omega 3 and omega 6 fats which helps in brain development. Omega 3 fatty acids helps in lowering blood pressure, reduces the risk of irregular heartbeat and slow the buildup of plaque in your arteries. Omega 6 fatty acids controls your blood pressure and blood sugar levels.


According to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a person should not include more than 10% of unsaturated fats in their diet.


Now, the next time you go for grocery shopping, choose a healthy lifestyle and replace your unhealthy fat oils with healthy fat oils. Be a smart shopper and always have a look at the nutritional information given behind every food package before buying it, after all, your healthy outside starts from healthy inside. Along with your diet you should also exercise at the best gym and fitness center in Ambala.